ICTs and Civil Society: Nigeria

Conference Info

Web 2.0 and New Communication Technologies: Opportunities for Civil Societies

Dates: July 14 – 16, 2009

Tuesday, July 14, 2009
9:00-10:00 Welcome, Agenda, Goals and Introductions Raymond Akwule, Kole Shettima, Michael Best, Colin Maclay
10:00-10:15 7 notions of Nonprofit Media Making
- What a philanthropist has learned about NGO tech use
John Bracken (MacArthur Foundation)
10:15-11:00 Digital Activism and Citizen Media
- An overview of digital activism strategies around the world using simple online tools
Ethan Zuckerman (Berkman Center)
11:00-11:30 Break  
11:30-12:15 How African NGOs Are Using ICTs
- Organizational innovation and effectiveness
- Survey questions & responses
Michael Best (Georgia Institute of Technology)
12:15-13:15 State of the Nigerian Network Gbenga Sesan (PI Nigeria)
ICTs and policy, NGOs and youth Raymond Akwule (DBI)
13:15-13:45 ICTs in Nigeria: Policy and Promise Ernest Ndukwe (NCC)
13:45-14:30 Lunch  
14:30-15:30 Citizen Media and Elections
- Monitoring, reporting, and documenting elections
Juliana Rotich (Ushahidi) &
Eric Osiakwan (PenPlusBytes)
15:30-16:15 Closing the Gap: Issues, Challenges and Opportunities Presented by Mobile Telephony Christiana Iyoha (Center for Policy Dev.)
16:15-16:45 Break  
16:45-17:30 Health and ICTs in Nigeria Y.Z. Yau (Centre for IT and Dev.) &
Adam Thompson (UC-Santa Cruz)
17:30-17:45 Introduction to Group Work,
Short group meeting to set stage for day 2
17:45-18:00 Closing Thoughts Organizers
19:30 Dinner  
Wednesday, July 15, 2009
9:00-9:15 Agenda and Goals Organizers
9:15-9:45 Broadening Participation and Strengthening Rule of Law: ICTs in Post-conflict and Reconciliation Michael Best
9:45-10:15 Repression, Response, and Safety Colin Maclay & Ethan Zuckerman
10:15-10:45 Break  
10:45-12:00 Group Work Working groups on themes of interest, presentation of selected organizations
12:00-13:00 Lunch  
13:00-13:30 Group Work: Develop Report Working groups develop presentation
13:30-14:00 Roundtable Discussion: Getting Started with Citizen Media Juliana Rotich, Gbenga Sesan, John Bracken
14:00-14:30 Groups Report Out Everyone
14:30-15:30 Wrap-up and Next Steps Organizers
Thursday, July 16, 2009
9:30–9:50 Welcome/Opening Remarks DBI and NCC
9:50–10:20 ICT and NGOs: What is ICT4D? Colin Maclay & Ethan Zukerman
10:20–10:30 Break  
10:30–11:00 ICT Access for NGOs (Panel Discussion):
- Public Sector Perspectives
- Galaxy Backbone
- National Information Technology Development Agency (NITDA)
Raymond Akwule (Moderator)
11:15–1200 ICT Access for NGOs (Panel Discussion):- Private Sector Perspectives- MTN Foundation- Visa Phone- Motorola U. G. Danbatta (Moderator)
11:45–12:00 A Case Study of NGO Empowerment through ICT:
- FANTSUAM Foundation
Dotun Popoola (Moderator)
12:00–13:00 ICT Technology for Citizen and Political Participation Michael Best (Moderator)
- Citizen Media Ethan Zukerman
- Election Tracking in Governance Juliana Rotich
- Budget Tracking Eric Osiakwan
13:00–14:00 Lunch  
14:10–15:20 ICT Technology for Social Change (Panel Discussion) Okey Ugweje (Moderator)
- Health Y. Z. Yau
- Farming Uju Ofomata
- Education Gbenga Sesan
15:30–16:30 Guidiance for obtaining donor funding for NGO – ICT initiatives Raymond Akwule (Moderator)
- Sources of support for NGO ICT initiatives & How to obtain international donor funding Adam Thompson & John Bracken
- Enhancing NGO empowerment through ICT Jummai U. Ajijola (Microsoft)
16:40–17:00 Responses Everyone
17:00–17:30 Closing Organizers